6 Questions to Consider when Planning a Kitchen Pantry

1. Which way will the door open?

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When in the planning stages its extremely important to think about accessibility and how you will enter your pantry. Sliding or barn doors will allow the most amount of space both inside and outside the pantry. Having an outward opening door will give the most amount space for shelves in the pantry but you’ll have to be sure you have enough clearance for the door to open. If you opt for an inward opening door just be mindful that you will lose some space inside the pantry to give the door enough clearance. Continue reading

Organizing Tips For a Fashionable Closet

We’ve all had this problem at one point in our lives: we have all these great trendy clothes but good luck finding them in our over-stuffed closets. It feels like we have nothing to wear even though our closet is busting at the seams. Unfortunately our brand new clothes don’t come with a guide on how to keep them neat and organized, but thanks to these handy closet organizing tips you’ll be able find your beautiful new pair of shoes and you’ll be displaying them in style.

Hats and Scarves

Cleats with hooks and pegs on an empty wall make an attractive statement along with neatly displaying your collection of hats and scarves. No more rummaging through boxes or drawers to find the one scarf that goes with everything!

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Bags and Purses

Another neat use of an empty wall is to stick heavier duty hooks on the wall to display your purse collection, rather than stuffing them up on the top shelf where they’re hard to reach. As a bonus, add stylish wallpaper to this wall to really make your collection pop!

Handbag Organization

Shoes

If shoes are your weakness you know how much of a nightmare it can be to find a pair that goes with your outfit when you need it. Without a way to display your collection it becomes a hunt through shoe boxes deep in the closet.

If you have a lot of shoes, the best way to display them all is shelves, shelves, and more shelves. Luckily, depending on the size you wear, you can get away with shallower shelves than you would normally for storing other things.

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Jewelry

Instead of stuffing your jewelry in a dark drawers, display it with pride on a board with hooks to hang necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.

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5 Tips to Make the Most of your Laundry Room

Laundry Rooms are the workhorses of the home but that doesn’t mean they can’t be beautiful as well as functional. A well organized and practical laundry room can help you achieve your organization goals around the rest of the house. If you’re building a new laundry room or remodeling your current one here are some tips to help you make the most of your space. Continue reading

4 Things to Consider for Wall Beds

Adding a wall bed to a space can give a room dual purpose and save considerable square footage. However there are things to consider before you add one to your home. The first and biggest thing to consider is how much room you actually have and how much room a wall bed will take when it’s up and when it’s down. When they are folded up wall beds add 1-2 feet of thickness to a wall.  One choice to decrease thickness is to go into the wall to prevent the loss of footage in the room itself when the bed is up. If you have ample space a more cost effective way is to have the bed sit in a cabinet on the wall. Continue reading

New LED Products can Help Light Your Way

Lighting can be one of the most difficult things to get right in the closet. Often they only have one over head light fixture if they have any at all and it may not cast the most flattering light on your clothes.The closet may not have been wired for electricity or it’s in an awkward space that makes putting in recessed lighting difficult. You don’t want to spend a fortune remodeling just so you can see your clothes when you’re getting dressed in the morning! Luckily thanks to modern advancements with LEDs it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg to add task or accent lighting to any space. LEDs have come a long way from the bright bluish white hues that first hit the market in the Nineties. Now they can come all shapes, colors, and sizes; and can bend and twist to fit any space. Continue reading

5 Tips for Getting Your Closet Ready for Spring

Spring is here and that means its time to shed ourselves our layers and break out our spring fashion. This is the perfect time to get organized and rid yourself of unused and ill-fitting clothes and free up space for your spring wardrobe. Organizing and decluttering can be a difficult task but here are some tips to help you shed some winter layers and get your wardrobe ready for spring. Continue reading

Color in the Closet

We all know white goes with everything but sometimes we need a little color in our lives. Decades of scientific studies have shown that colors, tones, and patterns can have a profound impact on our metal wellbeing and our perception of the world around us. For example, colors and patterns that resemble what we see in nature can have a calming effect, while bolder colors like red can make us more alert and cautious. Continue reading

Introducing “The Executive” Standing Desk

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We are proud to introduce our newest product, “The Executive” standing desk! Its no secret that sitting for hours and hours at a desk isn’t good for our health. From back pain to heart disease, our sedentary lifestyle is having a great effect on our overall health and happiness. Sitting for extended periods increases your risk of developing blood clots which can lead to deep vein thrombosis. Switching to a standing desk can help you avoid the nasty side effects that prolonged sitting sessions can cause, give you more energy, help you focus, and burn off more calories throughout the day. Continue reading

Get your Kids Organized for Back to School

Keeping the clutter out of our lives is a constant struggle, but this struggle can be even more complicated with kids. As kids grow they need to continually change their wardrobe or as their tastes change. Not to mention the toys and sports equipment they collect over the years. Here are some easy ideas you can use when planning out your kid’s closets.

The most important thing when planning your child’s closet is flexibility. Use double or triple hanging rods so your child has clothes they use the most easily accessible on the bottom level, and more seasonal clothes on the higher rod. When they grow you can remove a rod to make room for new larger clothes or additional storage.

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If you need extra storage for toys and games, shelves and baskets can be a great way to keep the clutter off of the floor. Plastic bins can hold the smaller toys and be neatly tucked away when play time is done. For larger items, wire baskets can keep them in the closet and out of sight. Wire baskets can also double as a clothes hamper for dirty clothes.

Keeping Organized

Today is the day to take the first step in the right direction!

On average, we spend 55 minutes of our day looking for things we own but can’t find. That adds up to about 12 days a year digging through our house. (Newsweek)  Your home should be a place where you can feel relaxed and decompress from the everyday stresses and pressures of our society.   If you are spending your time at home looking for items or feeling overwhelmed then a carefully designed and built closet, garage, office etc. may be just what you need.  Continue reading